Critical Thinking Questions What is the “Archaic Smile?” What purposes may it have served? What are the differences between the Doric and Ionic Orders? Be able to cite examples. What are some similarities between Mycenaean art and Geometric art? What are some differences? What changes do you see in the treatment of the human form in life size statuary from the beginning to the end of the Archaic period? Why is it problematic to call the Archaic period “archaic”? Why did 19th-century art historians use this term?